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November 2018, Vol. LXXXV, Number 9

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Letters to the Editor: November 2018

Gut-Wrenching... Don’t Tune Out a Much-Needed Voice... A Turn in Every Direction... Misunderstanding Humanae Vitae... Counteracting Suicidal Ideation... Very Wrong... The Nuptial Meaning of the Body... Surmounting a Wall-Building Ecclesiology

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The News You May Have Missed

A Brief History of Women in the Marines... ’Till Fortnite Do Us Part... His Knickers in a Bunch... All You Can’t Eat... Go Small or Go Home — or Both... Tyrannosaurus Towers... Algorithm as Artist... and more

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I Am Not White

WHAT CONSTITUTES CULTURE ?

By Thomas Storck

Public discourse remains limited to material concerns, but what really differentiates human beings is culture, which is founded on religion.

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The Futility of Trying to Derive a Religion from a Book

HOW “SCRIPTURE ALONE” FAILS BOTH MUSLIMS & PROTESTANTS

By Howard P. Kainz

‘Scripture Alone’ fails both Muslims and Protestants, as living by one text leads to problems of authority and fundamentalism.

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What Is & What Ought to Be

ON HUMANISM & BEING HUMAN

By James V. Schall

Man does not make himself. Rather, as Aristotle remarked, he is already man when he begins to wonder what he is and why he is as he is.

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Ecce Papa Franciscus!

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

By Pieter Vree

The Pope has convened a summit with the presidents of all bishops’ conferences to discuss ‘protection of minors’ -- in February 2019, months from now!

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Dante’s Divine Comedy & the Viganò Testimony

Are those who expose Church corruption merely resentful reactionaries?

By Joshua Hren

Then as now, opinion makers try to reduce those who testify against Church corruption to resentful reactionaries working out their revenge.

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The Strange Magnetism of Virtual Fisticuffs

REVERT'S ROSTRUM

By Casey Chalk

What happens when a fairly obscure writer picks a fight with a Christian YouTube celebrity who has over 200,000 followers?

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Dracula. By Bram Stoker

LITERATURE MATTERS

By Michael S. Rose

For the original vampire slayers, most of them nominal Anglicans, the efficacy of Catholic sacramentals and the Sacrament quickly becomes apparent.

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Catholic Dreamers’ Failed Dialogue with Islam

By Anne Barbeau Gardiner

Interreligious talks have proven fruitless, and our own theologians have not told us even the minimum of truth about Islam.

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Briefly Reviewed

A review by Brian Welter of In the Beauty of Holiness

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